Wednesday, July 25, 2007


“I had 10 minutes for the lecture to start and I automatically thought of utilizing the time by quickly reading a couple of Eco Times articles”, Amit told me the other day.

That I feel is starting happening for every one of us. In the few days I have experienced an MBA school, I have realized that the key lesson that is to be learnt is in Time Management. It is a time of realization that so much can be done in the 24 hours we have with us everyday.

Today, for instance, I had classes from 9 – 4. Within minutes of exiting the class at 4, our Group was in a teacher’s cabin, where we were instructed to give a presentation on a case study. Quickly after that, the plan of action was decided. Time to go on for the next job – Alumni cell work for half an hour. After that, without losing time, onto the preparation for the fresher’s event, Parampara – giving auditions for acting in a Play (and getting selected!!). After that rushing back home, firing some mails, some minutes with the dumb bells, a quick hot shower, dinner and starting preparing for the presentation next day plus some left over work of some other presentations.. etc etc etc…Uff… bas...

Compare it with the good old college days.. Aah.. getting free at 5.00 (if its not a bunk after lunch), then loitering around in college or at verka. A round at lake, then coming home, spoiling Airtel’s profit figures by endless calling which were free ( 2 numbers free from a mobile – what a scheme!! There was a month when my actual bill was Rs 8000 but due to different schemes I paid Rs 450.). Calling was followed by Need for Speed. And then retiring to bed after watching some TV. What a Life!!!!

For a change I am finding it enjoyable being 'busy'.. ;-)

But as Pink Floyd says -
And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but its sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in the relative way, but youre older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

So Lets see how long the enjoyment lasts…

Listening to: Time by Pink Floyd...(kya gaana hai yaar!!!)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

There is still life on the way...

Wrote some words late at night while on my way back home from college..

Dreary eyed, I emerge
From a red - deathly day
It should have been peace and dark.
But there is still life on the way.

I feel the hastiness around.
“Take it Easy ”, the heart wants to say..
Mind says – “No time to waste.
Don’t you see the life on the way”

Only this time, I allow my heart to sing..
Allowing the air to take me under its wing..
In my ears, the noise scatters..
And then Nothing Else Matters....

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Unity in Diversity

Though I am a non religious person who doesn’t believe in the so called distinctions made by man, but, it was something interesting that was observed today that prompted me to write this.

Whenever the word ‘religion’ is heard, it generally brings images of extremists painting a rather poor picture of their respective religions. Hence, for me this word, most of the times, brings a negative connotation along with it. But not today!

During the dinner today, it was observed that among all my flat mates who are living under 1 roof here, we have one (minimum) from each of the 4 prominent religions prevalent in India – Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian. And also we have at least one from 4 corners of India – North, South, East and West.

Everyone from a non-chicken eating Brahmin to the Chicken Biryani loving devout Muslim sit and eat their meals together here. Everyone from Chandigarh to Chennai, from Baroda to Kolkata is a part of this family at Hemu Vila, 3rd Floor.

Today, on the first anniversary of the Mumbai Train Blasts, we are proud to represent all the religious and regional diversities of India in this 3 BHK of ours!!!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

हिंदी में ब्लोग्गिंग!!!!

शायद काफी देर से पता चला पर कहते हैं कि देर से आये पर दुरुस्त आये!!

देर से यह पता चला कि ब्लागस्पाट पे हिंदी में ब्लोग्गिंग करना कितना सुविधाजनक है।
इससे पोस्ट में वरिएटी (variety) (इसका हिंदी क्या होता है यार!!) ला सकते हैं...

धन्यवाद देता हूँ आलोक को - यह ज्ञान बांटने के लिए!!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Life in a Metro..

It was the third or fourth time I was witness to it today.
Evening time, heavy office rush, traffic not even moving inches and in the middle of all of this mess, you see rotating blue lights along with those sirens hearing which gives you a strange bad feeling.
On the sides of the van it is written "We Save Lives".
The driver of the van is sitting coolly - knowing that he can not move. The car in front of it, the auto on the side, the bus at the back stand there unknown - or at least pretending to be unknown of the graveness of the situation. Through the small windows behind, you can see some anxious and helpless faces looking around. Everyone around is busy with his or her life and carry on their routines.
The first time I had seen this I had contemplated if I could do something to smoothen the flow and make the ambulance pass. Then I saw a sea of vehicles half a kilometer long on each side of the van.
Today it was the same. I just saw, shrugged and carried on. After all I had a train to catch.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Under Water City

Mumbai was at the mercy of rain gods yesterday with one of the highest rainfalls (around 400mm in 12 hours in central Mumbai).
Some of the moments early(around 9 AM) on this day, when things had just started to get bad..